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The Art of Teaching Science: A comprehensive guide to the teaching of secondary school science

Vaille Dawson Grady Venville Jennifer Donovan



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Allen & Unwin
01 July 2019
Secondary schools; Teaching of a specific subject; Educational: Sciences, general science
The Art of Teaching Science has proven itself to be one of the most popular introductory texts for Australian pre-service and in-service teachers, providing guidance on engaging students and helping develop scientifically literate citizens.

Beginning with an examination of the nature of science, constructivist and socio-cultural views of teaching and learning and contemporary science curricula in Australian schools, the expert authors go on to explore effective teaching and learning strategies, approaches to assessment and provide advice on the use of ICT in the classroom. Fully revised and updated, this edition also reflects the introduction of the AITSL professional standards for teachers and integrates them throughout the text. New chapters explore:
- A range of teaching strategies including explicit instruction, active learning and problem-based learning
- The effective integration of STEM in schools; *approaches to differentiation in science education
- Contemporary uses of ICT to improve student learning.

Those new to this text will find it is deliberately written in user-friendly language. Each chapter stands alone, but collectively they form a coherent picture of the art (in the sense of creative craft) and science (as in possessing the knowledge, understanding and skills) required to effectively teach secondary school science.

'Helping each new generation of school science teachers as they begin their careers is crucial to education. This is the updated, third edition of this valuable textbook. It contains a wonderful range of inspirational chapters. All science teachers, not only those at the start of the profession, would benefit from it, in Australia and beyond.' Michael J. Reiss Professor of Science Education, University College, London
Edited by:   Vaille Dawson, Grady Venville, Jennifer Donovan
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Edition:   3rd edition
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   500g
ISBN:   9781760528362
ISBN 10:   1760528366
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   01 July 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  Undergraduate ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   No Longer Our Product

Vaille Dawson is Professor of Science Education at the University of Western Australia. Grady Venville is Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education) at the Australian National University. Jennifer Donovan is Lecturer in Science Education at the University of Southern Queensland. All three editors have many years' experience in teaching, researching and publishing in science education.

Reviews for The Art of Teaching Science: A comprehensive guide to the teaching of secondary school science

'It manages to strike the right balance between the abstract, theoretical, detailed, and practical, in a way that supports the reader to be critical and informed... This book will provide preservice teachers with a very handy reference as they progress through their degrees and well into their first years of teaching.' - Research in Science Education

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